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ERIC Number: ED517962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 91
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-7728-4
A Study of the Impact of the Classroom Performance System (CPS) on Fourth and Fifth Grade Student Social Studies Academic Performance
Lively, Brenda Renee
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
Today's educators are faced with growing academic accountability demands coupled with the increasing demands for preparing students for a technology-driven workplace. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the extent to which the use of the Classroom Performance System (CPS) impacted social studies performance among a group of students in a rural southeastern U.S. elementary school. The CPS is a student response system which uses wireless connectivity. Constructivist theory provided a framework for examining the impact of the use of CPS on Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores. Constructivists believe knowledge is gained through previous experiences which spans new knowledge. Therefore, all students participating in this study were familiar with using the CPS, and prior knowledge of the CPS was assumed. The sample for this study consisted of 57 fourth graders and 40 fifth graders who were divided into a test group and a control group. A repeated measures analysis of variance was used to analyze CRCT data. Results of the implementation of the CPS showed a decrease in the domains of geography and core skills with no significant change in the scale score and domain of civics; however, there was improvement in the domains of economics and history. The findings of this study may assist school administrators in making decisions regarding the incorporation of the CPS into teachers' classrooms. Additionally, teachers may benefit from CPS implementation by making more informed decisions regarding technology infusion into the classroom. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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